Michaela HaynesLPC, LCDCI

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In Central Time

What do you view as a key component of the therapeutic relationship?

I provide a confidential, nonjudgmental, and an accepting environment to allow you to grow and heal from any issues you are having or experienced. I believe in working together to begin to resolve these difficult areas. That includes building up rapport and trust. And because I value your time and all the work you have already put into your personal self growth, I am all about what will work for you.

What does success look like in therapy? How will a client know that they are making progress?

Progressing towards becoming a better version of yourself that you have not met yet is success. Life comes with ups and downs and can leave you feeling hopeless, alone, and defeated. In those moments you can choose to stay there or push through. Pushing through is the beginning of working towards molding yourself into the best version of you. Improving your overall mood, building up your motivation, and completing treatment goals are just a few examples. Lets take that walk together.

In what ways have your personal experiences influenced your work with your clients?

While I was getting my Masters degree, a very close family member had their first mental health episode. I was already drawn to the field of psychology, but this grew my desire to help more. It influenced how I treat others and placed an understand that at any moment I can be in your shoes. I care for my clients how I would want my family members, myself, or close friends cared for.




Race & Cultural Identity



General Expertise

Relationship Issues



Anger management

Caregiver stress & support


Communication issues

Divorce & separation



First Session


Family Therapy


Couples Therapy


Group Therapy


Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Couples Session

Group Session

Individual Session

Family Session



Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Cognitive Processing Therapy

Culturally Sensitive Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Emotionally Focused Therapy

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Motivational Interviewing

Training / Certifications

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) certified


TX, LPC, 79433

TX, LCDCI, 40938


Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Walden University

BA in Psychology, University of Texas at Arlington

Work History

I began my counseling career in a residential treatment facility, working with individuals who experience alcohol and drug addiction. I enjoyed it so much, it led me to want to get my licensure for chemical dependency. I worked one on one with clients and also in group settings. Following that I found my passion in working in hospital settings. I started working in Intake (psychiatric ER) working with clients in crisis. I gained copious amount of experience with different diagnosis and assessments. I went on to manage an intake department as a intake director where I continued to gain a significant amount of experience with different populations. I have volunteered with a number of companies from the VA to nursing homes. I truly believe in giving back to others. I have a true passion for what I do and it shows through my work. I would be honored to work with you.


P.O. BOX 140265, Dallas, 75214, TX